"El Chapo" Judge Orders Some Prison Changes
Associated Press / U.S. Law Enforcement
A judge in New York has ordered prison officials to provide Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman with some new methods for participating in his defense.
U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan directed the government on Thursday to modify an attorney-visiting room with a second computer monitor and a slot for passing legal documents through a partition.
Guzman has pleaded not guilty to charges that his drug cartel laundered billions of dollars and oversaw a ruthless campaign of murders and kidnappings.
The defense has claimed that he's being held in inhumane and overly restrictive conditions at a high-security Manhattan jail known for housing mob and terrorism suspects.
Prosecutors say El Chapo's jail conditions are appropriate for someone who escaped from prison twice in Mexico.